Fighting Cardiovascular Disease
The fight against our nations number one killer - cardiovascular disease - needs to focus on prevention. Strategies that detect risk factors for disease and encourage healthier lifestyles are not luxuries - they're lifesavers.
Not being at a healthy weight is a strain on the hearts of Americans. More than 35% of adults are over weight or obese, and childhood obesity is affecting 32% of kids. With obesity a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke, this epidemic is a serious public health issue that must be addressed.
Where Should You Start
Improve Nutrition & Physical Education In Schools
Support strong nutrition standards for school meals and competitive foods ( such as vending machines and a la carte lines) sold in schools to include more fruits and vegetables, less sodium and trans fats, more whole grains, and low fat milk. Actively promote policies in your local schools that require all K-12 students to receive regular physical education instruction.
Set The Example In Your Home
Eat more Fruits and Vegetables from the Five Color Groups